As we grow closer to the day of days when the country swears in the king of kings, Donald J. Trump…..and this election was much the same as every recent election…..the fear and loathing of immigrants.
One of the big “solutions” for Trump and his gang of cutthroats is DACA….Deferred Acion for Childhood arrivals…..one conserv solution to the immigration problem…
Let’s say they are successful and eliminate DACA….what will the economc cosats be for the states?
Since June 2012, more than 752,000 people who came to the United States as children have benefitted from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. This initiative has provided recipients with a temporary reprieve from deportation and renewable work permits. DACA has lessened the barriers for these recipients to reach their full potential—they have been able to secure good jobs, obtain driver’s licenses, and pursue higher education—so that they might better contribute to their communities. A 2016 survey of DACA recipients shows that they work across many different industries ranging from educational and health services to nonprofits. Along with receiving higher wages, DACA recipients are buying cars, homes, and other goods and services to boost local economies.
But this quintessential embodiment of the American dream is under attack. During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump threatened to end DACA, along with other executive actions. While it remains to be seen what specific actions the president-elect will take, the fate of DACA is still uncertain. But if the president-elect ends DACA, whether in a single action or by allowing work permits to expire over time, the end result will be hundreds of thousands of young people losing their work authorization and effectively being forced out of the labor market.
(Oh there is so much more)
States lose revenue and where do you think the shortfall will come from?
Who actually will benefit from the elimination of DACA?